You’ve made it through all the ‘pre-pre’ stages, and we’re ready to say this is a real project, greenlit and 100% ready to go ahead. It’s time to really get started. It’s time to dive into pre-production. If you read Part 1 of this series, you already know all about the ‘pre-pre’ production stages. If […]
What is the lifeblood of filmmaking? Is it the story? The craft? The magic that happens when a group of skilled individuals come together to make something great? I really wish it was any of these things. But here’s the sad reality: it’s money. Money is the thing that enables us to bring our ideas […]
What is the producer tax offset? Before we dive in, a quick refresher. A tax offset normally reduces the amount of tax you actually pay. A refundable tax offset can actually generate a tax refund where no tax has been paid. The Producer Tax Offset – sometimes referred to as just the Producer Offset – […]
When setting up a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to use in the Producer Offset, you need to give some thought as to how you get the Offset out of the SPV to a relevant entity once it is paid. The Producers Offset comes back to the SPV in the form of a tax rebate, and as such there is no tax payable on it. The issue is how to get the rebate from the SPV to an entity where you can actually make use of the rebate.